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Helping you through a tough time
Our divorce advice can help resolve the problems arising from your marriage. We attempt to make the divorce procedure as simple, swift and amicable as possible whilst getting the best result for you and your family.
In order to obtain a divorce, you must have been married for at least 12 months. You no longer need to provide a reason for divorce, following the introduction of "No Fault" divorce in April 2022, which has simplified the process.
A divorce that has no other issues (including financial or children disputes) will usually take between 5 and 6 months to be finalised. A divorce is obtained in two parts, Decree Nisi being the first part of your divorce and Decree Absolute brings your marriage to an end. In most cases there will be no need for you to go to court.
Dissolution of civil partnerships
If your relationship breaks down, an application for the dissolution of your partnership may not be made within the first year of your civil partnership.
You no longer need to provide a reason for a dissolution, following the introduction of "No Fault" divorce/dissolution in April 2022, which has simplified the process.
A dissolution that has no other issues (including financial or children disputes) will usually take between 5 and 6 months to be finalised.
Protect your assets
It is possible to protect your financial position before entering into a marriage or civil partnership by entering into a prenuptial or pre-registration agreement. Our divorce lawyers can assist you regarding the content and implications of entering such an agreement and offer you any advice on particular areas and assets that you're unsure of.
Our team in East Cleveland have many years of experience and expertise, enabling them to give you sound legal advice.